Learn the basics of 4×4 driving, navigation & recovery from pros

Our training workshops are geared towards the novice off-roader, but even seasoned veterans could use a refresher. Workshops cover the basics of 4×4 vehicles, how to operate safely on various terrain and how to get unstuck from bad situations.

Join us for a full day of instruction to boost your confidence in getting home safely each time you wheel your 4×4.

You need a stock SUV or 4WD vehicle with 4 low range capability.

If you do not have a 4WD vehicle but wish to participate, we have rentals available for an additional cost.

Explore with confidence and experience the capability of your 4×4 on diverse terrain while under the watchful instruction of our guides and instructors.

Available workshops & dates

Our workshops are offered quarterly and run a full day. Trainings can be booked separately or save by bundling both the basic and advanced workshops for the same weekend.

Off-Road Basics

This workshop is specifically designed to meet the needs of novice off-highway drivers or someone with a bit of experience who is looking for a more complete understanding. In the class we will cover basic information about 4WD vehicles and how to operate safely on various terrain.
$100

Saturday
March 13

Saturday
June 12

Saturday
September 11

Saturday
December 11

Off-Road Advanced

This clinic is designed to meet the needs of the novice who has completed the Off-Road Basics workshop and is looking for more behind-the-wheel 4 Wheel Drive experience. The class is an extension of the last 4 hours of the Basics workshop to provide more driving experience. Off-Road Basics is a prerequisite for this workshop.
$100

Sunday
March 14

Sunday
June 13

Sunday
September 12

Sunday
December 12

Off-Road Training Workshop

$20.00$400.00

Explore with confidence and experience the capability of your 4×4 on diverse terrain while under the watchful instruction of our guides and instructors.

 

Our workshops are offered quarterly and run a full day. Trainings can be booked separately or save by bundling both the basic and advanced workshops for the same weekend.

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Learn the basics of 4×4 driving, navigation & recovery from pros

Our training workshops are geared towards the novice off-roader, but even seasoned veterans could use a refresher. Workshops cover the basics of 4×4 vehicles, how to operate safely on various terrain and how to get unstuck from bad situations. Join us for a full day of instruction to boost your confidence in getting home safely each time you wheel your 4×4. You need a stock SUV or 4WD vehicle with 4 low range capability. If you do not have a 4WD vehicle but wish to participate, we have rentals available for an additional cost.

Off-Road Basics will cover a lot of safety and environmental concerns. But the largest part of the class is driving technique to get you through a variety of terrain. A handout of the material covered is provided. Here is a list of items we will cover: Off Road Vehicles, How 4WD Works, Driving Technique, Safety, Pre Run Check, Survival & Peace of Mind Kits, Options & Accessories, Overview of options for getting unstuck, Post Trip maintenance, Trail Etiquette & Tread Lightly.

The class will answer these questions and many more questions:

  • How do you avoid damage to an expensive vehicle?
  • What is the critical difference you need to understand about operation of 4WD systems?
  • What do you need to avoid, when descending a steep Hill?
  • What impact does an automatic transmission have on off-road driving?
  • How can you improve your traction by 250%?
  • How deep can you safely cross water?
  • What is the most important safety item you can bring?
  • What are 10 ways to effect vehicle recovery?

Off-Road Advanced will start with a quick refresher on safety followed by a practice session on tire placement and picking lines on the easy terrain. As the day progresses, we will tackle more challenging 4×4 obstacles, working our way up to more difficult obstacles. However, this is intended to be an advanced 4WD clinic for beginners, novices and rookies and not an extreme 4WD challenge. The terrain varies with the clinic Location. We will take advantage of the terrain available in each location.

You need a stock SUV or 4WD vehicle with 4 low range capability. All wheel drive vehicles that do not have a 2 speed transfer case are not appropriate for the class. Examples of vehicles that are not appropriate for the class include Subaru Forester, Audi Q7 and the Honda Ridgeline.

If you do not have a 4WD vehicle but wish to participate, we have rentals available for an additional cost.

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San Diego 4x4: Mountain Forest

San Diego 4×4 – Mountain Forest Driving Experience

From: $550.00 6 hours

WE GUIDE, YOU DRIVE!

Drive one of our Jeeps into the mountains east of San Diego and into the Cleveland National Forest, taking in panoramic views and varied terrain.

We have two different trail options, ranging from easy to moderate, both are sure to give you the best outdoor experience while visiting San Diego.

CampDads offers a four-wheeling experience like no other in San Diego. We are popular with experienced off-roaders and first-timers alike! Bring your rookie husbands, nervous wives, grandpas and girlfriends on a high-adventure, safe ride in a private vehicle with just your party.

While under the instruction of our experienced guides, you will join us on some of the best trails in San Diego and beyond. We will navigate high, steep climbs and heart-pounding descents, while taking in some of the most beautiful country around, all with the feeling of confidence and safety.

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San Diego 4x4: Anza-Borrego Desert

San Diego 4×4 – Anza-Borrego Desert Driving Experience

From: $750.00 6 hours

WE GUIDE, YOU DRIVE!

Drive one of our Jeeps in the Anza-Borrego Desert, about an hour east of San Diego you will follow our guide on trail and into caves, ensuring you have the best outdoor experience while visiting San Diego.

CampDads offers a four-wheeling experience like no other in San Diego. We are popular with experienced off-roaders and first-timers alike! Bring your rookie husbands, nervous wives, grandpas and girlfriends on a high-adventure, safe ride in a private vehicle with just your party.

While under the instruction of our experienced guides, you will join us on some of the best trails in San Diego and beyond. We will navigate high, steep climbs and heart-pounding descents, while taking in some of the most beautiful country around, all with the feeling of confidence and safety.

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San Diego 4x4: Border Wilderness

San Diego 4×4 – Border Wilderness Driving Experience

From: $250.00 3 hours

WE GUIDE, YOU DRIVE!

Drive one of our Jeeps on trail in the Otay Wilderness area that borders Mexico and take in the views of San Diego and Tijuana from a unique perspective.

We have four different trail options, ranging from easy to advanced, which are sure to give you the best outdoor experience while visiting San Diego.

CampDads offers a four-wheeling experience like no other in San Diego. We are popular with experienced off-roaders and first-timers alike! Bring your rookie husbands, nervous wives, grandpas and girlfriends on a high-adventure, safe ride in a private vehicle with just your party.

While under the instruction of our experienced guides, you will join us on some of the best trails in San Diego and beyond. We will navigate high, steep climbs and heart-pounding descents, while taking in some of the most beautiful country around, all with the feeling of confidence and safety.

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